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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
APRIL 3, 2014
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Notice of this meeting has been provided through the annual notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State. The 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2013.

DISCLOSURE OF THE OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT

(A) When necessary, the Board shall adopt Resolution A to go into closed session to consider individuals’ disability applications, which states:

In accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-13, be it resolved that the Board of Trustees go into closed session for purposes of discussing matters pertaining to disability retirement which involves material involving personal medical and health records, data, reports and recommendations relating to specific individuals, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(3). Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.

The actions taken during closed session relating to a disability retirement are anticipated to become available to the public immediately at the conclusion of the meeting and will be posted on the Division of Pensions and Benefits’ website within a reasonable time; however, personal information pertaining to an individual shall be redacted from the minutes of such meeting and shall remain confidential until after such time as the Board determines that the need of confidentiality no longer exists and the matters discussed can be disclosed.


(B) When necessary, the Board shall adopt Resolution B to go into executive session to request/receive attorney-client advice from the Deputy Attorney General, which states:

In accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-13, be it resolved that the Board of Trustees go into closed session to discuss matters falling within the attorney client privilege, and/or matters in which litigation is pending or anticipated, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(7).

The minutes of such meeting shall remain confidential until after such time as the Board determines that the need of confidentiality no longer exists and the matters discussed can be disclosed and the Board waives the attorney-client privilege.


RETIREMENT LISTS

Option Changes - none


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:40 AM

Adjourned: 1:10 PM

Roll Call:

Paul Orihel, James Joyner, Erland Nordstrom, Susanne Culliton, Martha Liebman, Neil
Williams (arrived at 10:42), Edward McCarthy (arrived at 10:45)


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Michael
Weik; Cheryl Chianese; Val McManus; Michael Czyzyk; Tim McMullen; Phillip
Birnbaum; Lewis Cohn, attorney; Stephen Dantinne; Robert Schwartz, attorney;
Harvey Gross; Roseann Gross



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 6, 2014
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+

Prudential Policy Report G 14800-3 (Formerly 14300-1) Policy Year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2 Chapter 221
Approved
C-3
Retirement List
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Krassan, Michelle
Burlington Twp. BOE 1/1/2014 B Tabled
D-2 Bodine, Lawrence
Plainfield BOE 12/1/2013 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-3 Monthly OD Grid  
 
  
Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Brandli, Thomas E

02/14

5

Howell Twp BOE

Burns, Cynthia B

04/14

1

Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District

Catalano, Janette

04/14

D

Union Co Educational Services Commission

Hubbard, Elda G

11/13

5

Edison Twp BOE

Krusman, Jane B

02/14

C

Lopatcong Township BOE

Luisi, Regina M

07/14

3

Vineland City BOE

Oberlander, Vincent P

05/14

5

Asbury Park BOE

Peters-Sethman, Jeanette

10/14

D

South River Boro BOE

Shields, Susan

09/13

5

Trenton City BOE

Shimp, Carol

08/13

5

Fairfield Twp Bd Ed (Cumberland)

Smith, Karen E

04/14

D

Wallington Borough BOE

Szotak, Ronald

11/13

5

Elizabeth BOE

Titus, Lucille

06/14

A

Hillsborough Twp BOE

Total = 13



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Mulcahey, Thomas
Freehold Regional HS
District
5/1/2011 5 4/11/2007
3/30/2009
Tabled for clarification from IME
E-2 Paisley, Betsy
Egg Harbor Twp. BOE 11/1/2013 5 3/12/2007 Denied Accidental, Offer Service
effective 2/1/14

E-3

Pulliam, Robin
Newark Public
Schools
12/1/2014 5 9/11/2009 Denied Accidental, Offer Early as of
the date she attains 25 years
E-4 Puchino, Tracy
Willingboro BOE 7/1/2013 5 1/31/2011 Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Continue Ordinary
Disability

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Birnbaum, Phillip - Freehold Beg H S District - Honorable Service Deferred Retirement
Denied (Total Forfeiture) (Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Wynn, Barbara - Franklin Twp BOE - Request change in type of retirement
Denied
F-3+ Dantinne, Stephen - Vineland City BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit back to 25 years of service; Apply
prospectively (Retirement Bureau)
F-4+ Gross, Harvey - Warren Co Vocational School - Request retroactive retirement date
Reaffirmed original decision; Denied retroactive effective date; Approve 10 year repayment
schedule; Waive interest (External Audit, Retirement Bureau)
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

  None
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Gallagher, Steven - Cedar Grove Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of retroactive enrollment in the TPAF
Denied
H-2 Spiridon, John - Newark Public Schools - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Rutter, Linda - Sayerville BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of purchase to qualify for post retirement (20 yrs) medical benefits (Chap. 78, P.L. 2011)
Denied
H-4 Griggs, Susan - Lacey Township BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for January 31, 2014
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions George Politza vs PFRS
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D as of February 28, 2014
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E as of February 28, 2014
Noted
L-5 Trial Balance for February 28, 2014
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund A as of February 28, 2014
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund B as of February 28, 2014
Noted
L-8 Wire Transfers Non contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-9 Wire Transfers TPAF contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
   
   

"+" Indicates personal appearance
"=" Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 1, 2014.

 

 
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